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ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN

Arthritis and joint pain is a common and treatable condition. In addition, this can be achieved if you receive the advice and treatment options that are correct for you. 

WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?

Firstly, the lower limb joints are prone to changes as we age. Specifically with the knee joint most commonly developing problems.

In addition, we use our legs every single day and this means that they’ll eventually develop wear and tear. Also, this is largely the case during intense exercise and physical labour.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS?

Firstly, ‘Arthritis’ is actually an umbrella term for many different conditions that affect the joints. Also, this means there can be many different causes and symptoms.

Additionally, age, wear and tear, physical overuse, previous injury and infection of the joints are some of the common causes of arthritis

Also, joint pain can be frustrating and crippling. Finally, speak to your doctor about the possibility arthritis and see a podiatrist for tailored treatment options. 

SOME OF THE MORE COMMON SIGNS OF ARTHRITIS INCLUDE:

  • Stiffness and difficulty of movement.
  • Joint pain.
  • Swelling.
  • Heat and redness.
  • Exhaustion and redness.
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HOW CAN ARTHRITIS AND JOINT PAIN BE TREATED?

Firstly, the best treatments involve diagnosing your specific type of arthritis, finding the areas of pain and stiffness and working to alleviate these specific symptoms. In addition, the specialists at Cheltenham Podiatry have extensive experience in dealing with many different forms of arthritis. Finally, this allows for us to diagnose accurately and formulate a solution that is tailored to your needs.

Additionally, pain on the inside of the knee joint can be caused by degeneration of the cartilage. Also, growing evidence suggests that lateral foot wedges can reduce pain in this type of knee arthritis. In addition, this is achieved by redirecting forces away from the damaged area. Finally, stiffness in the lower limb joints can also be alleviated with orthotics or in some cases rocker shoes. 

In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry uses the latest in biological therapies to correct the internal inflammatory environment and strengthen weak ligaments.

Some of our specific therapies include:

Additionally, these therapies are safe, effective and drug-free. 

In addition, injection therapies are performed at Cheltenham Podiatry under the guidance of ultrasound, with research showing that ultrasound produces much clearer and more comprehensive results. 

In addition, Cheltenham Podiatry strives to use treatments that go beyond regular anti-inflammatory medication. Instead, using safe, efficient and advanced methods that take advantage of the body’s natural healing process, as well as its ability to produce natural anti-inflammatory proteins into your joints.

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GET SPECIALIST TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS

Firstly, with the help of an expert podiatrist, arthritis and joint pain can be managed.

In addition, to make an appointment with a podiatrist, fill in our form below.

Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9583 3093.

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